Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

The day has finally come for HomeKit users in the Netherlands as Ikea’s highly anticipated FYRTUR smart blinds are now available in stores. Reports are coming in from the TRADFRI reddit community that they are available for purchase, and Ikea’s website for the particular region is allowing orders now. The blinds are notable for their relatively low price when compared to existing solutions from competitors … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

Ikea Releases Updated TRADFRI Light Bulbs, Panels & More

Today, Ikea has revamped their TRADFRI smart home line with new devices and updates to their existing light bulbs. The TRADFRI line, which is now a part of Ikea’s Home Smart range of connected products, is lauded for their low prices and interoperability with all of the major smart home platforms. While today did not bring forth the highly anticipated smart blinds, the company has … Continue reading Ikea Releases Updated TRADFRI Light Bulbs, Panels & More

Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea has confirmed that their highly anticipated smart blinds will be released in August of this year. Originally introduced with a target release in April, Ikea’s smart blinds have seen delays due to firmware and manufacturing issues, but have since showed signs that they could be coming soon through signage in stores and through their inventory systems. The smart blinds, which are notable for their … Continue reading Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

The ongoing saga of Ikea’s smart blind release has taken another turn, thanks to some in-store updates that have been spotted. The blinds, which were originally schedule for an April release were announced as being delayed several times, with Ikea citing production issues and then firmware issues holding them back. The company eventually communicated that the blinds would be launched in August, but there are … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

Today, retail giant IKEA has released an update to their TRÅDFRI iOS App that has enabled support for its upcoming line of smart blinds. Spotted by u/fiveoone on the r/Tradfri subreddit, the update includes a “What’s New” prompt that mentions the added functionality, but of course the actual blinds themselves are not yet available as they were delayed until August of this year. The prompt … Continue reading Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

TRÅDFRI Gateway Firmware Update Adds HomeKit Support for Ikea’s Wireless Control Outlet

Today, Ikea has released their long awaited firmware update for the company’s TRÅDFRI Gateway bringing HomeKit support to their Wireless Control Smart Outlet. Reports starting trickling in earlier today from users in the TRÅDFRI reddit community, and a spokesperson from the TRÅDFRI team has confirmed that the rollout has officially begun. It appears that only the update to the gateway is needed for this new … Continue reading TRÅDFRI Gateway Firmware Update Adds HomeKit Support for Ikea’s Wireless Control Outlet

Ikea’s TRÅDFRI Wireless Control Outlet & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

Ikea’s TRÅDFRI connected smart lighting line is one of the more affordable solutions for those not just in the HomeKit world, but for smart home enthusiasts in general. The company followed up their smart light bulbs with their take on the standard smart plug late last year, which propelled it to the top of the lists for many people as it retails for just $9.99. … Continue reading Ikea’s TRÅDFRI Wireless Control Outlet & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

Ikea’s Björn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

On this week’s episode (#208) of the Internet of Things Podcast, the “Business Leader for Ikea’s Home Smart”, Björn Block, provides some insight in to the company’s overall smart home strategies and priorities for the future. For those unaware, Ikea currently has their own smart home device line, called TRÅDFRI, which is slowly expanding in the types of devices offered. Originally, the line focused on … Continue reading Ikea’s Björn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

Ikea’s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019

Today, Ikea has confirmed to several media outlets that their highly anticipated line of smart blinds and shades are going to miss their April 2019 release date. While the exact date has yet to be confirmed, CNET is reporting that the Swedish retail giant is targeting an August release, and this lines up with a tweet from the official Ikea Twitter account for France. Ikea … Continue reading Ikea’s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019